Edward D. Hess is a Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business, The University of Virginia.
He spent over 30 years in the business world as a lawyer, investment banker, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur prior to joining academia.
Ed has extensive experience advising and financing growth companies and multi-generational family businesses.
He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Florida, and obtained a J.D. from the University of Virginia and an LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University.
He was raised in Carrollton, Georgia and worked his way through college as a student football mathematician for the Florida Gators.
Ed is happily married, loves to cook, travel, read, and play with his grandchildren and two Tibetan terriers.